[Update] Realtek High Definition Audio

Discussion in 'Application Software' started by stasio, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Fritzlpaniak

    Fritzlpaniak MDL Novice

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    Hello. I have MSI H97 PC Mate, using Windows 10 v1809 64-bit. The MSI site of my motherboard links to "realtek_creative_audio.zip" and it's version is 6.0.1.8010

    Actually I am using Legacy HDA Driver "8648_FF10 with Creative" and it sounds nice but i have a question. Can I use the new UAD Driver with this motherboard? Sorry for my english, I am not native speaker.
     
  2. moriel5

    moriel5 MDL Novice

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    From my experience, you certainly can, however the installation method is different (the "install from disk" method wont work properly).
    Fun fact, my Intel DH55HC runs the UAD drivers (on the hard drive that has Windows installed, my main OS is Linux (Solus)), and I had even installed them on a friend's Core2-era MSI motherboard, without issues.
     
  3. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    it looks like using R2.81 (v6.0.1.8036) is a very good backup plan in case the newer 8xxx HDA drivers don't work out for your laptop, anndrey93 (btw, the Maxxaudio version on there on your laptop is v4 - it's built in the Realtek audio drivers & Maxxaudio integration files, no external Maxxaudio app software needed as I found out they're for newer Inspiron, Vostro & XPS laptops like the XPS 9560 which I think uses Maxxaudio 7)

    sometimes I wish I had your kind of Dell Inspiron laptop or a similar model like 3531 or 3721 to test out these Realtek audio drivers.
    too bad my mother's old Inspiron 640m/e1405 laptop (a 2007 model) uses Sigmatel/IDT STAC9200 audio chipset instead of Realtek but Dell put very good laptop speakers on there with which produce very good bass sounds
     
  4. coolHD

    coolHD MDL Novice

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    @erpsterm35 which is why i have kept the 2.81 installation setup file as a backup if something goes wrong...
    The driver updates to a newer version only via the Device Manager way (choosing update driver software option)
     
  5. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    #607 erpsterm35, Mar 20, 2019
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    well Fritzlpaniak, the H97 PC mate board can work with Realtek UAD drivers. it's just that the bundled Creative Sound Blaster Cinema software for that board will not work with UAD drivers, only with traditional/legacy FF10 Realtek HDA drivers w/ creative integration.

    if you do not need the sound blaster cinema audio enhancement software, then using UAD drivers is ok; I sometimes use UAD drivers even on an old HP computer using Realtek ALC888S audio and running Win10 LTSC 2019 (v1809)

    Edit: although I did install UAD drivers on a friend's ASUS M5A78L-M/LE USB3 motherboard using Realtek ALC887 audio for a while (because the HDA drivers were inadvertently installing the ICESound APO & service files which are not supported on that board - problem occured between versions 6.0.1.8390 and 6.0.1.8606), I found no real benefit of using UAD other than taking less space than the HDA drivers. I went back to using the FFxx HDA drivers on that ASUS board when newer 8600 versions like 8612, 8619 and higher no longer installed those ICESound files.
     
  6. duke2004

    duke2004 MDL Novice

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    Hi guys,

    Can I ask someone to tell me which Realtek drivers will work for my Asus GL753VE laptop, please? Lately, I realized that is something wrong with the sound coming out from the speakers.
    Is really not so powerful and clear like before when I bought it one and half year ago. You guys reckon that is something to do with the drivers or could be anything else? If required, I'd post the details...

    Thanks a lot, really appreciated.
     
  7. stasio

    stasio MDL Expert

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    Look at my post #611....
     
  8. stasio

    stasio MDL Expert

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    #620 stasio, Apr 2, 2019
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